Michael Jasny is a Senior Policy Analyst at NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) and Director of its Marine Mammal Protection Project. He is an expert in the law and policy of ocean noise pollution, and has worked domestically and internationally for two decades through litigation, lobbying, science-based policy development, and public advocacy to improve regulation of this emergent problem. Michael is also engaged in securing protection for endangered marine mammal populations and their critical habitat, opposing development projects that threaten marine mammals off North America, and improving management of fisheries and other sectors under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, Endangered Species Act, and other federal statutes. Michael is an author or co-author of various publications in legal, policy, and scientific journals. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale College and J.D. from Harvard Law School.